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Do you believe the Miracle on 34th Street model can work in Higher Education?

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Do you believe the Miracle on 34th Street model can work in Higher Education?

Referring another school when your school does not offer what the student wants…

The US College and University community, to continue to ensure the highest academic degree programs of interest and continue to prosper in business. The higher-education industry must begin to think out-of-the-box, by developing and implementing academic countermeasures that are greater than their own university’s business interests.

Studies show that the natural by-product of students experiencing academic interests that they perceive are met (what is important to them), results in higher retention and graduation rates.

In the best interest of students, we give referrals to our college and university friends, or perhaps institutions that you may list as competition. Especially when the other institutions have the best academic degree programs of interest that the student’s desires to enroll in.

In my travels, I have noticed some higher education institutions are doing this already, and that is where I got the idea from for this blog article, thank you 🙂

However, we are far from there yet; how many times do admissions people tell the student prospect that we do not offer that program you’re interested in; however, this program we offer is just as good or similar?

I know in business; we sell our own brand. However, when this occurs in higher education (this is my opinion) the message, you are promoting is mediocre academic interests is the normality at your school.

The Miracle on 34th Street model, when Macy’s Department Store referred Gimbals Department store because Gimbals had the best skates. Every good movie begins as a very smart idea; proof is Macys is still in business and Gimbals closed their last store in 1987.

by AMERICAN WRITER Dr. Pietro Savo Tradition Books Publication © 2012

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It Comes Down to Role Models

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My father-in-law, an 89-year-old WWII Veteran has his own outlook in life that we could all study and learn from. He loves attending my 11-year olds son Dante’s flag football games. This past Saturday’s game was a blowout, and Dante’s team won 32 to 6; Grand Dad could not be more proud, cheering Dante on from the coaches’ box the entire game, analyzing the plays when they ended well, and especially analyzing the plays when they did not end as planned. That day the team had three coaches pacing back and forth…

The teams coaches all come over to greet Grand Dad wearing his USS Massachusetts’ Battleship Navy blue hat. He said to one of the coaches that the kids learn a great deal from you, the coach responded I learn just as much from them. My father-in-law has always been a positive role model, promoting family, honor, country over oneself. He said to me when the coach walked away, that he is an astute fellow. He is right; the role model quality of life comes in many forms; we learn from teaching, coaching, and all mentoring initiatives. The learning that returns from the child provides much more encouragement to the adult; perhaps sometimes we take this understanding for granted.

Our humanity is a perpetual learning phenomenon… What we learn we live by, and we share experiences from womb-to-the-tomb. These shared experiences keep all of us consistently anchored in our precious and delicate humanity.  Dr. Pietro Savo

Gran Dad & Kids

My father-in-law was on the shakedown cruise for the USS Massachusetts in 1942; to this day, he still knows every inch of that mighty battleship. After the flag football game, we celebrated at McDonalds. This old war veteran receives a great deal of joy from watching his grandson, and with a handful of tag along friends treated for the victory, with chicken nuggets, hamburgers, fries and cokes. Along with the many priceless conversations between the 11-year olds and an 89-year old war hero that ensued. Undoubtedly, it comes down to role models, we learn, we live, and we are much better off because of role models!

by AMERICAN WRITER Dr. Pietro Savo Tradition Books Publication © 2011

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